Beach Cities Cycling Club Newsletter April 23, 2018




APRIL 23, 2018 NEWSLETTER


The Tuesday Retirees Club, resting up at Philz in Huntington Beach.

The caffeine would prove useful in fighting the headwinds going home.


Wednesday Afternoon


Friday Bun Ride



Reflections in new member Briana Xu's glasses


SATURDAY...the L1 riders refuel at the Best Water Fountain in Southern California.

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the obligatory group shot, with guest Firefighter in the middle.


L2 Riders Support the Best Buddies Event


as does the L3 Crew


L4 riders at the MB Pier


Sunday WhaleWatchers


Also on Sunday, at the Jackson Cafe in Culver City




ELSEWHERE...Last Sunday, club member Yumi Yager finished the Boston Marathon!!  3hrs 53m 49s!!! Congratulations!!



THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SENDS IN PHOTOS!

Take a picture of a recent Club ride?  Accomplish something noteworthy on the bike?   

Write a story? Share an anecdote?

Email me by Sunday night for consideration in that week's Club newsletter.

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BOARD REPORT

Next meeting - May 8th, 6-7PM

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - MAY 9TH

Wednesday, May 9th is "National Ride Your Bike To School Day". Volunteers are needed to lead pelotons of youngsters to and from Manhattan Beach Middle School. Paceline skills not required.  Can you spare an hour or so in the morning or afternoon? 

Morning session, 815-900AM. Afternoons, 245-330PM. Sign up for one or both. Contact Jay Hoeschler at jay@avidtrails.com to sign up, or for more information.

MAY IS BIKE MONTH!

The League of American Bicyclists is promoting "May is Bike Month". You can read about it in the latest editions of the League Biweekly Updates which are available on the BCCC website. If you would like to help organize any of the activities, please contact V.P. Julian at 310-374-7405 or juliank@msn.com.

BEST BUDDIES

Join the B4/BCCC team and register for Best Buddies.

Have the ride of your life!

You can register here.

Contact Pres Jim for more details.

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RIDE LEADERS' CORNER

We meet second Wednesday of each month.

630PM, Beach Cities Health District Basement

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RIDE LEADERS NEEDED!!!

Your Club is in need of Ride Leaders, particularly to lead  Level 3 and 4 rides.  All that you need is the willingness to lead others in a sport that you love! And maybe a sense of direction.

We'll teach you the rest.

Contact Mario at unix_fan@yahoo.com for  more details.

Or, come to our next Ride Leaders meeting, May 9th.


SEEK ENLIGHTENMENT

Not this.


This.


My 3 ton SUV has daytime running lights.....why don't you? 

Take your tax refund down to a local bike shop and get a set of fore and aft lights.  And start using them.  To help in that regard - Club Sponsor Safety Cycle offers 20% discount to all BCCC members. So why are you waiting?

Common excuses:

"It doesn't look "pro" "

Here's a news flash. You're not a pro.

"Lights are expensive"

You can get a good light set for about 10 mega-fraps at Starbucks.

Less 2 fraps if you go to Safety Cycle.  

"Batteries aren't earth friendly"

Get a rechargeable light.

"I only ride on the bike path"

See those tourists on the strand cruisers taking selfies?

They're headed right for you.

"I only ride on slower rides"

Yeah, those cars are only doing 3-4MPH as well, right?


GET. LIT. UP. NOW.

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NEW MEMBERS

Welcome Mo Herman & Briana Xu!

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A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR...

Roman Aroma!


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TUESDAY RIDE

THIS WEEK - Show up at Cap'n Kidds and find out....



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BOB'S BUN RIDE

 Fridays, 830AM, starts at ROMAN AROMA

4/27 - Peets, SaMo

5/4 - Torrance Bakery

5/11 - Noah's Bagels, MdR



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SATURDAY RIDES

Access route sheets and the club calendar by going here.

Front and rear lights recommended on all Club rides.


L1-WHITTIER-GMR

REMOTE START!!!

This ride, a new route,  starts from Pico Park Community Center, just off the 605/Beverly in Whittier. Ride up SGRT to Sante Fe Dam, then to Hwy 39 and East Fork. Right on East Fork, up little GMR.  Then down Big GMR. Westward to Encanto Park, through Duarte, drop down to Rio Hondo River Trail, and return to start.

Tom Aaker leads this 71 mile, 4500 ft, ride.

A good trainer for our upcoming L1/2 May 19th ride...

Mount Wilson!!


L2-TURTLE ROCK

REMOTE START!!

From Joe's Crab Shack - down PCH to Newport. Take a lap around Turtle Rock, and come back. 66 miles, 3600 feet lead by Dale Mooney.


L3-CABRILLO PIER, LANE VICTORY &  USS IOWA

NOT A REMOTE START!

Follow Danny Hylands on this new route he created. 36 miles and 1500 ft. Where does it go? Cabrillo Pier with stops at the Lane Victory and USS Iowa.


L4-TERRANEA

Leave from Cap'n Kidds, head down to Terranea and return.

23 miles and 1500ft of rollers, led by Bill Ungar.

In the interest of safety, whenever it is either actively raining or the ride route has wet roads, it is club policy to cancel a club ride.  Club members may still choose to meet and ride in these conditions; however, the ride will not be considered an official club ride. 

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   LANTERNE ROUGE  





CLUB RIDE SCHEDULE


Click on the above link to the Club's ride calendar for complete description of rides and links to maps & route slips. Rides below subject to change - check our website!!!

Saturday:

8:00AM 

Parking Lot Adjacent to Captain Kidd's

All levels.

Occasional remote starts.


Sunday:

9:00AM from

Redondo Union High School

(Parking Lot)

Rides 12-30+ miles

around Palos Verdes

All levels



Tuesday:
 

9:00AM

Parking Lot Adjacent to Captain Kidd's

Route varies, 40-70+ miles

L2 Pace (typically)


Wednesday:

3:00PM

Parking Lot Adjacent to Capatain Kidd's

Palos Verdes Hilly Ride

20-25 miles


Thursday:

9:00AM

Manhattan Beach Pier

North to Ballona Creek

turnaround at Centinela

OR head north for longer

rides 25-50+ miles

Ride usually ends at a

Hermosa Beach coffee shop

Pace dictated by riders



5:45PM Nightriderz led

by Ironman Tim O'Crowley

Captain Kidd's,  Redondo Beach Pier


LIGHTS REQUIRED!


Friday:

Bob's Bun  Ride, 8:30AM

Roman Aroma

L4 Pace 20-40 miles


Don't ride alone!

Check out the Club's Facebook Page for other riding opportunities posted by club members,or post one yourself.



BCCC supports:

California Association of Bicycling Organizations

South Bay Bicycle Coalition

League of American Bicyclists

Cal Bicycle Coalition

Bicycle Angels











OFFICERS/DIRECTORS

Club President:

Jim Hannon

Vice President:

Julian Katz

Secretary:

Susan Callaway

Treasurer:

Donna Martinez

Member-at-Large:

Peter Richardson

Ride Leader Directors:

Mathew Peck

Mario Obejas

Adult Bicycling Education Directors:

Sam Gengo Jack Bauer

Youth Education:

Jim Hannon

Steve Reichlin

Diversion  Project:

Jim Hannon

Jack Bauer

Web Master:

Randy Ross

Social Director:

Lesley Siegel

Membership & Volunteer Director:

Debbie Hannon

Sponsorship Director:

Fred Fasen

Newsletter Directors:

Matthew Peck

Jim Hannon

Bike Corral:

David Hui

Insurance:

Jim Hannon

Grants:

Debbie Hannon

Community Outreach:

Bonnie Nixon


Club Sponsors         













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